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Christina Odeh

Christina Odeh
Title: Assistant Professor
Division: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Unit: Physical Therapy
Office Location: Health/Wellness 1120
Office Phone: 815-753-6247
Office Fax: 815-753-0720
Email: codeh@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • AHPT 616: Motor Development for Physical Therapists
  • AHPT 617: Pathology for Physical Therapists
  • AHPT 636: Physical Therapy Management of Individuals with Acute Medical Problems
  • AHPT 637: Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
  • AHPT 657: Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • AHPT 709: Applied Research Methods in Physical Therapy I
  • AHPT 799: Applied Research Methods in Physical Therapy II

Education

  • Graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1993 with Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Completed LEND Fellowship in Developmental Disabilities with Westchester Institute of Human Development in 1999
  • Graduated from University of Indianapolis in 2003 with a Masters of Health Science in Neurological track and Pediatric PT emphasis
  • Graduated from University of Indianapolis in 2014 with a Doctorate of Health Science in Physical Therapy with Pediatric emphasis and Minor in Education

Certification

  • Pediatric Certified Specialty received from American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2014

Licensure

  • Current Physical Therapy License: Illinois

Research Interests

  • Balance and gait characteristics in individuals with disability
  • Interdisciplinary Parent/Toddler Developmental playgroup
  • Balance, coordination, gait and physical activity in children with autism spectrum disorder
  • Exercise in children with autism spectrum disorder
  • LSVT BIG community exercise program for adults with Parkinson's and Down Syndrome
  • Use of wearable technology to analyze and complete exercise programs
  • Pre-pregnancy exercise program for preventative women's health
  • Global development and physical activity in young children
  • Clinical decision making of 3rd year DPT students:  intervention or referral?
  • Comparison of clinical decision making of 3rd year DPT students with physicians and licensed physical therapists
  • Human simulation and interprofessional collaboration in physical therapy education